Banbury woman's fines and costs for breaking Covid rules are over £2,000 - Court Report

A Banbury woman faced a large fine and costs totalling over £2,000 for breaking the health protection Covid regulations at a house in town.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 2:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 2:04 pm
Oxford Magistrates' Court where cases from the Banbury area are heard

Laura Ann Moss, 39, aka Laura Ann Holton, was fined £1,760 for participating in an indoor gathering of more than two people in contravention of the Health Protection Coronavirus regulations, at a house in Gillett Road, Banbury on November 11, 2020. Moss was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £176 and court costs of £90.

The following cases were also heard at Oxford Magistrates’ Court:

Nicholas Allan Jones, 58, of Morris Drive, Banbury was fined £350 for breaking a 50mph speed limit on the A34 at Wytham on August 23, 2020. His recorded speed was 67mph. Jones was ordered to pay a £35 victim surcharge and £90 court costs. His driving record was endorsed with four penalty points.

Jill Wade, 52, of High Acres, Banbury was fined £172 for breaking the 30mph speed limit in Aynho Road, Adderbury on August 19, 2020. Her recorded speed was 46mph. Wade was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 and court costs of £90. Her driving record was endorsed with four points.

Kelvin Kibanya Mutah, 30, of Park Road, Banbury changed a not guilty plea to guilty in respect of a charge of failing to provide a specimen for analysis at Abingdon Police Station on November 16, 2020 for an investigation into whether he had committed an offence under the Road Traffic Act. Mutah was banned from driving for two years and ordered to undertake 100 hours of unpaid work. He was further ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £95 and court costs of £250.

Lewis Michael Seymour, 22, of McKeevor Place, Banbury pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis in South Street, Banbury on January 26. He was fined £75 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 with court costs of £85. The cannabis was seized and destroyed.

George Mullard, 22, of Summer Ley, Barford St Michael pleaded guilty to drink driving in a Volkswagon Golf in Marston Road, Oxford on February 26. He had 51 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. Mullard was fined £340 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 with £85 court costs. He was disqualified from driving for 14 months.

Iulian Barzu, 46, of High Acres, Banbury pleaded guilty to drink driving in a Ford Transit van in Chalker Way, Banbury on February 18. He had 40 micrograms of alcohol recorded in his breath, exceeding the legal limit. Barzu was banned from driving for 12 months, fined £120 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 with £85 costs.

Ryan Charlie Smith, 26, of Walterbush Road, Chipping Norton was banned from driving for six months and fined £120 for driving without insurance in Hailey Road, Chipping Norton on September 9, 2020. Smith was also ordered to pay court costs of £90. He also pleaded guilty to driving without a licence on the same occasion. There was no separate penalty for this offence.

Llyneth Gelling, 46, of Miller Road, Banbury pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis for an investigation into whether she had committed an offence under the Road Traffic Act on February 6 in Abingdon. Gelling was banned from driving for 16 months, fined £438 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £43 and costs of £85.

Gracjan Mateusz Redzimski, 26, of Ferriston, Banbury pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified in a Honda Civic in Ruscote Avenue, Banbury on January 3. He was banned from driving for ten months and fined £550. Redzimski was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £55 and court costs of £85. He also pleaded guilty to driving without insurance on the same occasion. There was no separate penalty for this offence.

Ashley Stuart Watts, 30, of Main Street, Clifton pleaded guilty to assault of a police officer at Banbury on April 16, 2020. He was discharged conditionally for 12 months and ordered to pay £50 compensation.